Kleydson Rodrigues vs CJ Vergara Pick, 5/7/2022 Predictions UFC 274 Odds
Kleydson Rodrigues vs CJ Vergara
Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Kleydson Rodrigues will face off against CJ Vergara at UFC 274 on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The odds have Rodrigues priced at -300 while Vergara is at +235.
Kleydson "KR" Rodrigues walks into the cage holding a mark of 7-1-0. The 26-year-old tips the scales at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". CJ Vergara measures 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 9-3-1. The 30-year-old has an arm span of 68". Concerning significant strikes, Kleydson Rodrigues lands 6.07 per minute while CJ Vergara is connecting on 6.57 significant strikes per minute. Rodrigues is connecting on 65% of the significant strikes he tries while Vergara lands 55%. Regarding defending in the cage, "KR" absorbs 1.40 significant strikes per min while Vergara takes 5.23. Rodrigues also deflects 60% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction and Vergara is able to curb 59% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC 274||Kleydson Rodrigues||CJ Vergara|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||7:51|
|Weight||125 lbs||125 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||6.07||6.57|
In terms of wrestling, Kleydson Rodrigues is the not as competent as a wrestler as he scores a takedown 0.70 times per 15 min. Rodrigues is getting his opponent to the mat on 10% of his tries and is defending 66% of all takedowns attempted on him. Vergara is taking his opponents to the canvas on 10% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 87% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Regarding going for the sub, Rodrigues is the more skilled technician by trying 1.0 submission per 15 min while Vergara attempts 0.4 subs per 3 rds.
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The last time he fought, Kleydson Rodrigues squared up with Santo Curatolo and took home the win by unanimous decision in round 3. Curatolo landed 30 of 63 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Rodrigues ended the night having landed 99 of 146 total strikes. In regard to significant strikes, Curatolo landed 21 of 53, which gave him a percentage of 39%. He ended up landing 10 of 37 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Rodrigues landed 65% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 91 of 138. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 28 of 68 aimed at the head. 80% of the significant strikes connected on by Curatolo and 80% of them connected on by Rodrigues were done at distance.
In the last bout for CJ Vergara, he faced off with Ode Osbourne and walked away with a loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Osbourne ended up connecting on 97% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance while Vergara ended up connecting on 73% of his significant strikes at distance. Vergara ended up landing 56% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 93 of 165. He ended up landing 35 of 99 significant strikes to the head. Osbourne ended up landing 79 of 194 significant strikes in that battle. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he landed 61 of 168 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes thrown in that contest, Osbourne landed 89 of 208 while Vergara connected on 122 of 197 total strikes.
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Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Journey Newson squares up against Fernie Garcia. Newson steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 9-3-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and stands 5'5". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 67". Garcia measures in at 5'7" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 10-1-0. The 30-year-old has a wingspan of 67". When it comes to grappling, Journey Newson is able to score a takedown 0.90 times per 3 rounds while Fernie Garcia scores a takedown 0.60 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Newson lands 2.76 strikes/minute and connecting on 32% out of all the strikes he attempts. On the other side of the cage you've got Fernie Garcia, who is landing 38% of the strikes he attempts and is connecting on 5.54 per min.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Carla Esparza is set to enter the Octagon against Rose Namajunas. Namajunas walks into the Octagon holding a record of 12-4-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 65". Esparza measures 5'1" and weighs 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 19-6-0. The 34-year-old stretches 63". In the category of takedowns, Rose Namajunas deflects 51% of the takedowns her opponents try and is scoring a takedown on 56% of the times she tries. Esparza is finishing her takedown tries on 37% of the tries she takes and is able to deflect 48% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Namajunas takes 3.88 strikes per minute while she lands 4.01 strikes per min. Esparza, moreover, is absorbing 2.75 strikes per minute and lands 2.34 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kleydson Rodrigues (-300)
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